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    Default Anyone sail on the Megantic, Boston steamship company?

    I remember a ship I sailed to Vancouver on was one of the first gas turbine vessels and during the trip there were failures on all five turbines, making it a very long passage, sometimes down to 2 knots, in hot places like the gulf of tehauantepec. Does any body remember the Megantic and what became of her?
    I was a Vindy boy, in Sharpness during 1963, and then shipped out on Shell tankers for a while, On my first trip on the Hima (Shell), we went to Curacao from the Isle of grain via Norway, and I experienced a trip to the Campo (Happy Valley). I was just 16, and my shipmates were advertising me as a cherry boy, so i got mobbed by the girls at the gate. Later sailed on the San Fernando with Shell, and a variety of ships sailing from Immingham or Hull, because I was in the Goole Pool, Including a year or so with Associated humber lines going back and forth to Antwerp, Hamburg, Copenhagen, etc.
    That trip on the Megantic was memorable because I met a girl in Vancouver and fell madly in love, and later emigrated to Canada.

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    May be of some Interest to you
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    Looking at those photos, the building of her certainly kept the riveters fully employed

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    wrong Megantic! The one I sailed on was brand new in the early sixties. It may well have been scrapped after its disastrous performance.

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    I sailed on the Megantic ,Shaw Saville line in 74.She was built in Cammell Lairds Birkenhead , and completed in March 59.She was employed on the meat run to Aus. and NZ .She was sold 3 times last time for scrap in 79.

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    Shaw Savill's Megantic. (1962 - 1979). Built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson. First Shaw Savill vessel to be registered in London instead of Southampton, also first cargo vessel to bear the new Company livery of grey hull with white riband. Scraped 1980.
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